Daylight Saving Time

Sunday, March 10, at 2am, we “spring forward” – our clocks move ahead an hour for Daylight Saving Time. And as a result, we get more sunlight later in the day. Hooray for that! Here in the Northeast sunrise will move from approximately 6am to 7am and sunset will move from approximately 5:45pm to 6:45pm. That extra hour of daylight is a bonus if you’re [...]

By |2019-03-06T13:32:59-04:00March 9th, 2019|Fertility, Lifestyle|0 Comments

The Great Pumpkin

Just to be clear, this is not a blog post about pumpkin spice lattes. It is a blog post about why we should be eating more pumpkin this fall. Confession: the pumpkin I got in my CSA share is currently on my mantle doubling as holiday décor, but this weekend I’m going to roast it. It’s a really nutritious, tasty, low-calorie fruit (yup, fruit). And [...]

By |2018-11-01T13:12:14-04:00November 1st, 2018|Fertility, Infertility, Nutrition|0 Comments

Stocking a Fertility Friendly Fridge and Pantry

I had a great Tell-All Tuesday conversation with Kristen Darcy about fertility friendly foods to stock in your fridge and pantry. You can watch it here. And here’s a recap of what we talked about: What to Stock in Your Fertility Friendly Pantry If you’re trying to get pregnant, alcohol and caffeine are at the top of the list of things to avoid. Other items [...]

Can Pineapple Help You Get Pregnant?

I’m psyched to be talking tomorrow at noon with Kristen Darcy about food and fertility as part of her Tell-All Tuesday series. We’re going to go help you get your pantry and fridge stocked with fertility friendly foods. Kristen and I emailed this morning about pineapple and fertility. She wanted to know if the hype is true: Can pineapple help you conceive? Here’s what you [...]

By |2018-01-08T14:12:37-04:00January 8th, 2018|Fertility, Infertility, Nutrition|0 Comments

Eat Your Greens

I confess. I love kale, swiss chard, collard greens, arugula, broccoli… . And whether you’re trying to get pregnant, or trying to live a healthier life, you should love green leafy vegetables too. Green leafy vegetables are essential for a healthy immune system and strengthening the blood and respiratory systems. They are loaded with antioxidants, which are said to prevent cancer. Dark, leafy greens are [...]

By |2017-12-12T13:10:53-04:00December 12th, 2017|Fertility, Nutrition|0 Comments

Fertility Detox: BPA Edition

Bisphenol A – or BPA – is a hormone disruptor which mimics estrogen in the body. BPA is found in many plastics and the linings of food cans and bottle tops. Studies have shown negative effects on fertility by damaging egg quality and IVF success rates, and sperm quality. BPA is also linked to PCOS and recurrent miscarriage. The good news is you can limit [...]

By |2017-11-15T10:33:50-04:00November 15th, 2017|Fertility, Infertility, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Fertility Detox: Wheat and Gluten Edition

When adding foods back in following an elimination diet, I realized that I get congested when I eat wheat. It also exacerbates a skin condition that now, thanks to my wheat-free diet, is no longer an issue. Have you noticed that wheat affects you? Wheat is one of the eight most common allergic foods. It can a number of reactions including constipation, gas, bloating and [...]

By |2017-11-14T04:46:28-04:00November 14th, 2017|Fertility, Infertility, Nutrition|0 Comments

Fertility Detox: Caffeine

It’s Monday, and many of us are fueling our morning with a cup of coffee. But if you’re trying to get pregnant, you’d be wise to reduce your caffeine intake and ultimately eliminate it. Caffeine activates the adrenal glands, two small endocrine glands that regulate the stress response. By activating the adrenals, you are increasing stress and potentially impairing your ability to get pregnant. In [...]

By |2017-11-13T07:30:40-04:00November 13th, 2017|Fertility, Health coaching, Nutrition|0 Comments

Eating Organic for Your Fertility

Here’s another reason to eat organic if you’re trying to conceive. There’s solid evidence that eating fruits and vegetables with high pesticide levels is associated with a reduced chance of having a baby with fertility treatment. Women with the highest pesticide intake had a 26% lower chance of having a live birth according to a recently published study. I’ve done the legwork for you and [...]

By |2017-11-09T08:16:51-04:00November 7th, 2017|Fertility, Fertility treatments, Nutrition|2 Comments